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Kobato: Episode 2 October 13, 2009

Filed under: Kobato the Animation — Mari Agnes @ 5:51 am
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Another Kobato episode is out today! Ureshiii~! <33
Kobato Episode 2

This Episode
Kobato’s contemplating on the bottle Ioryogi had just awarded her and was thankful that she had passed the test given to her.  Meaning there’s a big chance in making her wish come true.  Once again, her innocent dawdling made the little blue fellow spat at her and bid her to start working her ass off collecting wounded hearts.   But the dense girl ended up asking everyone she met on the street resulting into a crestfallen Ioryogi.

Exhausted from her fruitless endeavor Kobato ran into a couple of young kids playing and ended up caddying for their game.  But then she bumped into Fujimoto after helping out another mister who was weary giving out tissue samples to the public.  Only then she realized that he was the same guy who saved her from before.

By some dumb luck she also met Sayaka sensei and thus, she found herself inside Yomogi school with the kids.  The comedy began when Kobato and Fujimoto met once again! Suspense! Watch it!  Very cute scenes after! ^^

Kobato got her first wounded heart collected, that which took her by surprise until Ioryogi told her the real score behind.  It was from the kid at the nursery whom she helped  cheer up unknowingly. She got a 100 mark from the magical fella as well for the accomplishment.

Random Babblings

The Ioryogi crawling out of Kobato’s bag reminded me of Sadaku breathing fire! Also whenever that fellow talks, I honestly hear Kurogane everytime!  Think about it, both of them were short-fused right and obviously the same voice.  Why do I have the feeling that Kobato is straying away from the manga?  A new character will appear in the next episode, probably from one of CLAMP’s works but is it not too early to butcher the promising anime story? :\

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Fairy Tail The Anime Kicks Off! October 12, 2009

A few minutes ago, one of my favorite manga serial’s anime adaptation went on air for the first time, 7:30 pm, Japan Time.  That was so exciting!  I never would have thought I could watch an anime in real time again considering my schedule but I’m so glad I made it!

Fairy Tail TV

This Episode

The premiere episode mostly focused on the manga’s first chapter which gave a little backgrounder about the legendary Fairy Tail as a guild and the introduction of  the two of the main characters in the story Natsu and Lucy.  Well, Happy included but does it count like one?  Thought not, but it plays an important role too! ^^;

It all started with the nauseated Natsu, motion sick caused by traveling from any transportation, in this case train.   He and happy came to a town where he hoped to find Igneel.  He came across Lucy who saved her from the cheap charm casted by the man claiming himself as the Salamander but was a phony as Natsu had confirmed it.

The blonde girl Lucy can into Harjion (?) for it is said to be famous for magical stuff stores but was dismayed to have found only one.  She was kinda insulted that despite flaunting of her natural charm wih the scrawny store keeper, a meager discount is all that she got.

Thanking Natsu, she paid for the food he and happy devoured gratitude.  She also told them of her desire to be a part of Fairy Tail to be lined up among the most famous mages.  The same wish made her accept the offer of the phony Salamander as he claimed to be a member of Fairy Tail and would help Lucy with her passes in.  It turned out that his group thrives on beautiful ladies and selling them as a merchandise for bucks.

Natsu overheard about the claim on Fairy Tail and that he cannot let pass.  He came to the rescue and found Lucy there too.  After a brief  wave of motion sickness again, he taught  the guys their lesson.  Lucy with Happy’s help tried to escape but as the flying transformation magic of the feline wore out, Lucy fell in the water where she found her stellar keys that fake mage had thrown.  She called for snooty Aquarius and she washed the ship onto the shore flushing Lucy and happy along.

Meanwhile, Natsu amazingly displayed his fire eating ability and showed a bit of his dragon slayer moves making a statement not to mess up with Fairy Tail’s name.  He sure saved the captive girls including Lucy, took care of the fake Salamander’s group but he overdid it a little throwing the port into chaos and right there and then the town authorities arrived.   Natsu grabbed Lucy and sped away asking if she want to join Fairy Tail and without a thought Lucy gave  him a resounding yes!

Random Babblings

I can’t totally say about the animation quality because I can only manage an LQ streaming unfortunately but it sure is well written for the first episode.  It captured the fun mostly like in the manga but why is it that I am irritated by Lucy’s voice!  I like Natsu’s!  The seiyuu’s voice fits the role very well!  Happy’s? Erm, just fine, I guess.  Why do I like the ED Theme rather than the opening?

Anyways, this is just the first installment.  Meaning,, we have a lot more episodes to critic on!  Hoping the story would stay loyal in the manga as it is now!

Quick Update

Watch Fairy Tail Episode 1 (Subbed) [ HERE ]

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Kobato ~ The Premiere Episode October 6, 2009

Filed under: Kobato the Animation — Mari Agnes @ 6:44 pm
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I thought I wouldn’t have time to write about Kobato’s first episode which finally came in today after a long wait!  It took me three hours trying to wrap up my classes as fast as I could and so here are my thoughts.

Check out the episode here!

Check out the episode here!

A little overview:

The anime started with Kobato’s arrival on what appeared to be a park’s playground where Ioryogi, her mystical buddy stuffed in a blue canine toy, gave her a  pep talk pertaining the mission they are about to carry out.  Innocently airhead Kobato seemed to anger her usually cranky partner and always ends  up receiving the wrath and a blow of fire from the fellow.

As the day went on, she met different kinds of people under various circumstances: a lady on the run who missed out one of her garbage bags from a collision with Kobato, a situation which made her qualify for a flock of raven as prey.  Easily deceived by kind words, she almost got into trouble with two guys whom Iroyogi perceived to have an ill intention against her.  Fujimoto came in to her rescue, thus, the first informal meeting.

Fate must have really been at work since our heroine came to work at the very same food stand Fujimoto’s working at.  It so happened that she broke something from the  stand while trying to help out the kids get their  ball back.  She is awesomely clumsy!  The funny thing which happened next was that she was asked by a customer to do the nabe (hot pot dish) for them.  She had it all wrong and hey is chocolate even an option for the recipe?  Despite having been horrified by the way she made the dish, the customers and even her boss thought she had just created something that tastes out of the ordinary, thank goodness.

Her last encounter for the day is with an old lady sitting for a wailing baby.  Kobato tried to help but scared the baby even more until she gave out a very soothing song  fit for a baby’s lullaby.  On the process, people gathered to hear her sing.  And on a detour, Ioryogi finally gave her a winged bottle for her to use as vessel for the mission.

For the first time, I felt nostalgic thinking about Cardcaptor Sakura since this is a Madhouse production.  Cuteness is inevitable! True to their word,  CLAMP aided the anime to at least look much similar to what was being illustrated in the manga, though of course minor flaws are observed  from time to time, Kobato’s noticeably ragged and bristly hair for example.  Ohkawa is on the script if I’m not mistaken, so, Yay!.

Kobato’s voice suits the role perfectly in contrast with Fujmoto’s which is kind of unexpected.   I so  love Ioryogi’s best!  Kurogane? Haha, magnificent!

Kobato as an anime is really refreshing!  It has a balanced theme of comedy and the episode doesn’t have dull moments and considering the many events taking place in a matter of 20 minutes or so.  Nice!  I’ll try to watch it on real time if I could because I sense hope in this anime considering the not so great ending of both xxxHoliC Kei and Tsubasa Chronicle most especially.  Hopefully, the momentum could be kept.

Lastly, Maya Sakamoto really rocks!  I  love the Opening theme though it could have been better as I hoped but it matches Kobato’s character in a sense.  The ending is kinda slow, not that notable.

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xxxHOLiC Shunmuki Part 1 February 16, 2009

Filed under: xxxHOLiC Shunmuki — Mari Agnes @ 4:40 pm
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What a great day!! Enjoy!!

*have to write more impressions later. gotta rush out for a bit!*

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Yuuko, A Dream??

Cutie Kohane

The Bird Ladies!

Okay, finally am home! I’ve watched the video again and guess what? It was VERY GOOD! Love it and I want more!

I’m not gonna spoil everything especially that this is just an installment I just wanna point out several things that really was etched in my mind and the feeling it left in me.

I felt nostalgic even with just the thought of seeing HOLiC up and running again!  The animation quality is just superb and the way the story was stitched is really commendable.

I adore how everyone’s so cuute~! Yuuko, Mokona, Kohane, they’re just awesome!

I also like the part when Watanuki was so flushed trying to thank Doumeki for the first time!  And Yuuko as well, she hasn’t thanked Watanuki ever! This is the first! ^6^

However, I was really saddened on that flashback under the rain… Watanuki’s holding a dead cat and said… “I’m also gonna die like this…. alone.” Yaaaay! ( I stole my friend’s exact words! Fufufufu!) It’s really very helpful when you have some Japanese friend watching with you! Thanks Kay-kun! :3

And Quinn-chan was right, those bird ladies were not in the manga! It was supposed to be the book worms isn’t it? Or was I just confused and it’s in the Kei? But definitely it wasn’t!  Thanks to the fish food, their asses were saved!  Still the credit goes to Doumeki!

Lastly, I love the new Shunmuki Opening Theme.  It’s Suga Shikao’s “Sofa.”  Overall the opening was simple I can’t really qoute it but it left something remarkable!

Moeeeeeee! I want more!!! <3 <3 <3

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Thanks to Chibi Yuuto for the link! ^_____^

Can’t play the video? Double click on it and it’ll automatically lead you to the original site!

Edit…

Seems like Kodansha Ltd. requested the video to be removed from the Japanese site. Thank goodness there’s Youtube! ^^;

And I guess I found a better site! ^~^/

 

Back for Good! January 23, 2009

Filed under: Editorials — Mari Agnes @ 3:21 am
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I have been slacking off for sometime  as real life requires but I’m definitely back and I have some great news I’d like  all  of you to know!

WoAM Portal

WoAM Community Portal

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New Venture!

I’ve kicked off writing posts over Ongaku – The World of Anime Music at the Anime Music God, Ryvius’s invitation!  I was really excited to try new kind of things for a change.

Thirsting for anime music?  Catch us there!

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A New Community Forum!

We can bring and discuss more our anime and manga stuff over the Ongaku Forums.  What does a Global Mod do? LOL

You will find anime, OSTs, manga, fanarts and other interesting stuff, name it. You may start a thread and interact with other users who share the same passion as we have. Talks of anything related are all welcome in the forums!

Join us and the community now! ^^

 

Shugo Chara!… Doki? January 5, 2009

amu

Amu!

A quick FYI I guess.  My apologies for not posting this too soon.

I know we all are growing impatient for the most awaited Shugo Chara!! Doki episode which was supposed to be aired last Saturday, if the regular schedule should be followed.

I could see most people had been scouring around the net and found none of the juicy arc!

Worry not, we all could expect it to air this week since the long holiday observance in Japan particularly has ended!

Remember Shugo Chara!! Doki (Episode 65) is goin’ to be aired 9:30 am, Japan time, Saturday!

Don’t miss the Ikuto x Amu love!! ;D

This isn’t so new a news but I’d like to reiterate it for the sake of those who were following closely the Shugo Chara! manga.

Chapter 37 should have been scheduled with Nakayoshi within the last week of December last year, the 29th.

However, Peach-Pit senseis had incurred some unexpected illness and were hospitalized, leaving no choice but to cancel the publishing of not only Shugo Chara! but their other works as well.

[ AnimeNewsNetwork ] have had a news clip on this and the manga duo had posted the same announcement on their [ official site ] earlier.

There was no definite schedule for the next release yet and I hope they could all get back in shape soon that we could have the Shugo Chara! goodness on the next Nakayoshi issue!

I too have been quiet for a while since most of my favorite manga releases went on hiatus during the holidays! It’s awful!  T~T

 

Vampire Knight Guilty: The Aftershock January 2, 2009

I don’t believe in New Year resolutions, surely I’ll be the first to break them so I’d better not make one.  However, I just can’t leave some issues unresolved for the past year and so I’m making sure I have to settle it now.

But before that, Happy New Year Everyone!

No more putting up with sappy late night gag shows and no longer will I be battling keeping my eyes open while trying to stay awake for the early morning Vampire Knight Guilty show! What a relief!

Wait, did I say it was finally over?

Honestly, I was kinda half-hearted at the last episode but now as I think about it I just realized that I have so much to blab about!  I didn’t feel like it in my last post since I’ve been considering this stuff  as one of those routines I’ve fused into my weekly schedules.  But I was just struck by the realization that Vampire Knight Guilty is no more! *sniff* Delayed reaction much?

The One

The One ♥

It’s not that it’s the best anime I’ve watched recently, in fact, I have to make a fuss about it a couple of times.  I didn’t like one bit of those twists they’ve done desecrating the very essence of the story, how they hastened things up for I don’t know what and the crappy animation is overly a disappointment for me, that, except the 13th.

If not all my disappointments were gone, at least the last episode left me a satisfying feeling, as if it compensated for all those not so laudable things they’ve done in the past.  This time the story was stitched beautifully and I commend this episode to be such a good ending.

Zero. I really felt for Zero, I can feel his pain.  I’ve watched that scene with Yuuki over and over again. I like how his “love confession” was made.  It’s such a rare thing for vampires to say “I love you” literally right, expressing it is  more than that and it’s way deeper that no words could ever define.

Zero’s feelings got through Yuuki by means of his blood.  But wouldn’t that make her a traitor?  Remember she said he only wanted Kaname’s blood and that was one big sin she committed against him I suppose.

Kaname. He wasn’t a bit expecting such turn of events right?  He so thought Yuuki already decided on Zero so he was willing to set his precious one free and let her find her happiness. I was kinda uncertain of it either it left me hanging.

Yuuki. I think she somehow developed some feelings for Zero, though it wasn’t that strong compared to what she felt about Kaname.  They have been together for quite long so there might be some tiny sparks on their relationship and only Yuuki was too absorbed with Kaname to pay even a little notice.

I saw two things why she cried at that last scene with Zero.  One, for the sake of old times, as two friends and almost siblings who could never see each other again and the second  is that because she had finally learned of Zero’s feelings, gentle as she is, felt his pain and was so sorry she couldn’t return it.

I guess those were just the most important parts which defined the story as a whole.  We’ve come to know who the Vampire Knight in the anime  is.  Zero did prove himself at once.  Also it is said to be that this story is a bit much of a tragedy but I guess the tragic part is that Zero’s demise in love and not some other things.  We’ve seen that no one died except the uncertainty of Ichijou’s fate. Did he really died or what?

Season 3? I don’t think so at this point.  The last season had already been wrapped up though we can’t deny the fact that the ending was an open one which gives us a slim chance for a sequel in the future as there’s not enough materials available, now that the anime has gone past the 46th chapter of the manga.  But who knows?